Lookout cited some applications which carry the Trojan. They includes apps such as Monkey Jump 2, Sex Positions, President vs. Aliens, City Defense and Baseball Superstars 2010, which are available in Chinese app stores.
Though right now Android phones outside of China are shielded, the fact that there is a Trojan for the ubiquitous OS is unnerving. And with iPhone still secure — or at least not having been attacked yet — Android cannot afford to let this go by.
This isn’t the first malware for the Android. In August Kaspersky Lab reported that a virus named TrojaN-SMS.Android OS.FakePlayer-A had surfaced for the OS. The virus took the form of a media player and would fire SMSes to expensive phone numbers running the user’s bill through the roof. The virus had only infected devices in Russia.
The development of these viruses speaks of a shift among virus developers as they move from desktops to smartphones as the number of the devices grows.